New Swarovski Z8i Riflescopes in 2020: First Look

New Swarovski Z8i Riflescopes at Shot Show 2020

Swarovski Z8i Riflescope series has been showcased at Shot Show 2020. This riflescope-line is particularly made by keeping in mind the needs of long-range hunters. 

These scopes come with:

A wide field-of-view so that hunters can scan hunting field

8x zoom, thereby providing lots of magnification so that hunters can take a precise shot at very long distance


Exciting 8x Zoom

Swarovski Z8i Scopes incorporates 8x zoom, a perfectly designed ergonomic illumination unit, and removable ballistic turrets. With 8x zoom, hunters get lots of versatility.

On the lower magnification, a hunter gets a large field of view. This is particularly important if you are hunting in Africa, hunting dangerous games in tight quarters. You just see that buffalo and the target acquisition are easy with the magnification at the lower end.

You can easily crank up the highest magnification (up to 8x zoom). That lets you hit the game at medium to long-range distances. This means that Swarovski Z8i riflescopes provide hunters with lots of versatility and therefore can be put on different guns as per specific needs.

With an outstanding optics and an 8x zoom factor, Swarovski Z8i Riflescopes completely redefines performance. The hunters will be able to view games across the whole field of view with optimum detail and viewing comfort, enabling them in rapid target acquisition.

Switchable Reticle (4A-IF)

Swarovski comes with the first of its kind FLEXCHANGE switchable 4A-IF Reticle, which helps the hunter to get the advantage of two reticle modes from a single reticle design.

Depending upon the need of focus, a hunter can easily switch from dot-mode to dot-and-circle-mode and vice versa. The SWAROLIGHT illumination feature helps with compact illumination controls as well as auto-switch-off battery conservation.

Check this video to have a better idea on Ballistic Turret Flex (BTF):

BTF (Ballistic Turret Flex) Turrets

The versatility of the Swarovski Z8i scopes has been increased manifolds through the incorporation of Ballistic Turret Flex (BTF). These are removable turret that can be customized by the hunters as per the particular bullet (caliber). Therefore, you get the customizable ballistic turret, enabling you to use the scope with multiple rifles for a wide range of situations.

The ability to configure BTF separately helps you to stay on target at the desired ranges.

  • Bullet drop compensation can be done when used as a top turret.
  • You can estimate the distance of the lead or adjust windage when you use it as a side turret.

The Ballistic Turret Flex is flexible and you can fit it with either on the top or side without any tool. In fact, you can also combine it with all kinds of available reticles (be it 4A-IF, BRT-I, 4A-I, 4W-I, or BRX-I). BTF comes with a locking mechanism, which prevents from turning it on accidentally.

Check this video to have a better idea on Ballistic Turret Flex (BTF):

Swarovski Optik has Designed it Perfectly

  • Swarovski Optik has incorporated a slim 30mm (1.2 inches) central tube, which blends with all hunting firearms seamlessly.
  • The illumination unit has been completely redesigned and now looks sleek and goes with the contours of the scope, therefore looking great on your rifle.

The large operating features along with a perfectly ergonomic illumination unit make Swarovski Z8i scopes reliable to handle.

Impressive Versatility

All the variants in the Z8i series have amazing versatility in all aspects, whether it is the range of shooting from close quarter calls to long-range shots, a switchable reticle (4A-IF), or ballistic turret that is flexible and easily detachable. No matter which Z8i scope-variant you choose, it always suits all kinds of hunting scenarios.

Swarovski Z8i Rifle Scopes: 5 Variants

Swarovski Z8i 1-8×24 Riflescopes

Swarovski Z8i 1-8×24 L Illuminated Riflescope has a remarkable field of view (42.5 m or 127.5 ft) and true 1x magnification. These features help the hunters to get the best possible overview of the hunting action, which helps them to make the right decision during rapidly changing situations.

Swarovski Optik has provided you with two reticle choices so that you get the best as per your hunting needs:

Swarovski Z8i 1.7-13.3×42 Riflescopes

If you are looking for a scope for mountain hunting, stalking, or driven hunt, Swarovski Z8i 1.7-13.3×42 Scope is meant just for you. This versatile scope comes with an amazing field-of-view, making it perfect for getting the desired overview during a driven hunt. Swarovski Z8i 1.7-13.3×42 P L Riflescope is lightweight (21.9 oz or 620 g), comes with a large field of view of 75.6 ft or 25.2 m, and has illuminated reticle, making it perfect choice hunters who prefer stalking and driven hunting. With the incorporation of switchable FLEXCHANGE 4A-IF reticle, Swarovski Z8i 1.7-13.3×42 Riflescopes have become one of the best versatile riflescopes.

Swarovski Z8i 2-16×50 Riflescopes

Swarovski Z8i 2-16×50 Riflescope is a sophisticated multipurpose scope that can be used for a wide-range of hunts, right from stalking, hide hunting, to driven hunting. The hunters will get a large field of view, making it perfect for getting the required details during long-range hunting and shooting. Swarovski Optik has incorporated these scopes with high-luminosity optics, making it possible for the hunters and shooters to hit the targets at all light conditions, especially during twilight or poor light conditions.

The illuminated Swarovski Z8i 2-16×50 P L Riflescope comes with a 21 m (63 ft) field of view along with detailed view at the highest magnification (16x), making it perfect for versatile hunting scenarios (including stalking, hide and driven hunt, and long-range hunting/shooting).

To provide you with more options, Swarovski Optik has provided you with three reticle choices:

Swarovski Z8i 2.3-18×56 Riflescopes

Swarovski Z8i 2.3-18×56 Riflescopes are the perfect high luminosity scopes that deliver crucial target and field-of-view details in all light conditions, especially during twilight or poor light conditions. This scope line helps you get a razor-sharp image even in challenging situations. The illuminated Z8i 2.3-18×56 P L riflescopes come with high light transmission, providing you with the best shot opportunity while hide-hunting at twilight. The extreme magnifications (2.3x and 18x) helps a hunter to take shots at close ranges as well as over long distances.

Swarovski Optik has provided you with three reticle choices so that you get the best as per your hunting needs:

Swarovski Z8i 3.5-28×50 Riflescopes

Swarovski Z8i 3.5-28×50 Riflescopes is one of its kind riflescope that will impress a hunter even at 28x highest magnification. The extraordinarily high detail rendition makes this scope perfect for taking extreme long range shots. This powerful riflescope is perfect for physically demanding hunts, thanks to the slim and lightweight profile of the scope. It is just 380 mm (15 inches) long and weighs just 665 g (23.5 oz).

To provide you with more options, Swarovski Optik has provided you with three reticle choices:


The new Swarovski Z8i Riflescopes provide hunters and shooters with an 8x zoom, incorporated in a slim and elegant body tube, thereby combining both strength and beauty in the scope so that you can enjoy the required versatility in all kinds of hunts. Swarovski Optik has set a new standard in both design and ergonomics. They have incorporated the first of its kind switchable 4A-IF reticle so that you can change the reticle design with the FLEXCHANGE feature and make better bullet placement as per changing scenarios. The Ballistic Turret Flex (BTF) can be custom configured (either top or side turrets) as per particular bullets (calibers). This enables the hunter to get a turret for all eventualities.

If you are looking for a true versatile premium scope, go for the new Swarovski Z8i Riflescopes.

by Scopelist Team